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“Perfect location to enjoy Galveston”
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Harbor House
Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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Tucker, Georgia
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“Perfect location to enjoy Galveston”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was my first visit to Galveston. Originally I wanted a view of the ocean, but that view would have included the very busy traffic between the hotel and beach. There was one hotel on-line that was directly on the beach, but it was really pricey. Therefore instead of booking on-line, we winged it and decided to go to Galveston without a reservation. We arrived at Galveston and took advantage of one of the attractions on our Island pass (Aquarium), then ate lunch before going on our hotel quest. The hotels beachside looked nice, but there was too much traffic, noise and congestion, so we went harbor side. I remembered seeing the Harbor House on-line, so we checked it out. They had a very nice big room - available for our 3 night stay - with a great view of the harbor! We enjoyed watching all the ships coming and going. The beds were extremely comfortable - Beauty Rests. Parking was $10 per day - great because we were able to walk to almost all the attractions we wanted to see. The Lone Star oil rig museum was just across the parking lot & The Strand shops and restaurants were only a couple blocks away. We took the Cool Tour - we just made a phone call, and they picked us up in front of the hotel. We took advantage of the free shuttle between the Harbor house and their sister hotels to get to the Seawall attractions. The only time we took the car during our stay, was to go on the free ferry ride to explore Bolivar Peninsula. The hotel staff were always interested in hearing about our Galveston adventures - all were super nice, especially Linda. On my next trip to Galveston, I will definitely stay at the Harbor House, but I'll book in advance. We were told by our Cool Tours guide (Sue) that we were really lucky to just walk in and get a room - because the Harbor House is usually booked solid most of time.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you for choosing to spend your three day stay in Galveston at Harbor House Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location and the service. The hotel is in a quiet location and is the only Galveston hotel that overlooks the harbor. As you mentioned, Harbor House guests have access to sisters hotels - Hotel Galvez & Spa and The Tremont House. We look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Great hotel! Large rooms, friendly staff, walking distance to The Historic Strand and many great restaurants. Booked through Expedia and was surprised by a $50 pet fee upon check in. Expedia made no mention of the fee and was unwilling to make any adjustments to booking at the added expense. Love the hotel, just make your reservation with the hotel direct or other agent.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for the positive review on your stay at Harbor House. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Harbor House charges a $50 non-refundable fee for pets. The hotel only allows pets that are 25 pounds or smaller. Thanks and please stay with us again.
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a warehouse converted into a hotel. It is a smaller hotel in the heart of Pier 21. The hotel room itself is pretty spacious and cozy. In my opinion has a little romantic charm. The rooms are quite clean. There is a nice view of the harbor. The staff is very friendly. If you want a from row show to the various festivals and such on Harbor side this is the place to stay. My whole family has stayed here multiple times when we visit the island and just love it every time.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thank you for your glowing review on your stay at Harbor House. We are happy that you enjoyed your the hotel. By the way, the hotel was built to look like an old steamship terminal but it was actually constructed in the 1990s by George Mitchell. It really is a lovely location and that area has really grown with more restaurants and nearby attractions. Thanks and we look forward to your next stay.
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Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

We made this reservation knowing it was harbor side instead of gulf view because we love the ships. We were thrilled with the hotel and the nearby ammenities. The hotel was clean, large rooms, great parking. We were surprised when we discovered the free shuttle to their other Wyndham properties. That was a bonus. Very 'adult hotel.' Not really a place that kids might enjoy. We liked that. Take lawn chairs and Sit outside to watch the ships come in and out. Super vacation! Thanks harbor house!

  • Stayed August 2013
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WyndhamGalveston, Guest Relations Manager at Harbor House, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you for your glowing review on your stay at Harbor House. It really is a lovely location and we are pleased that you enjoyed watching the ships in the harbor. There are some benches to the east of the hotel and the adjacent restaurants also offer harborside seating. We hope that you schedule your next visit to coincide with Party on the Pier. There is live music on the pier on the third Saturday of the month. Thanks and we look forward to your next visit.
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Property: Harbor House
Address: Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galveston
#9 Family Hotel in Galveston
#11 Business Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbor House 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harbor House Hotel resides in Galveston Wharf overlooking Galveston Bay. The Harbor House amenities feature spacious guest rooms with scenic harbor views, free Wi-Fi Internet access as well as complimentary breakfast. All Guest rooms are designed to reflect a relaxed ambiance, embellished with nautical-style furnishings and wooden floors. Enjoy nearby attractions, such as the Texas Seaport Museum, The Tall Ship Elissa, and The Great Storm Theater. ... more   less 
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